MEET SONIA OF WOODLOT
We're so happy to weclome Woodlot to the EcoDiva family and excited to share more Behind the Beauty info with you. We're in love with the line's unique scents and love how their clean aesthetic contributes to a beautifully styled home. Read on for thoughts from co-founder Sonia Chhinji on the line's expansion and her supehero product—and a FREE gift you can snag with a purchase from Woodlot this month!
What’s Woodlot’s origin story?
We officially launched Woodlot about a year ago, but my partner Fouad and I are no strangers to toxin-free home and beauty products. We personally weren't satisfied with the products we were purchasing for our home + body and started to look further into the ingredients that were being used, how the products were being marketed and how some of them weren't as clean as they claimed to be. Both of us grew up in homes where recipes were passed down from family members and pure, raw ingredients were encouraged not only for consuming but also applying that philosophy to what we were putting onto our bodies.
What’s the super hero product of your line?
We love our coconut wax candles because we feel that coconut wax is a better option for mother earth than soy, but our soap bars are seriously the bomb. We have customers emailing us all the time telling us how the soap bar is perfectly nourishing and that it's helping their skin. We love hearing these sorts of stories from our customers.
How do you get inspiration for the scent blends for Woodlot?
Scent is so magical. Our scents are inspired by the season we are in, the season we are dreaming of and sometimes a combination of the two. It's not as planned out as we'd like it to be sometimes, the 3 of us can be hanging in the studio opening up some new oils and we'll start blending things together and just experimenting.
What passions do you have outside of creating your line?
Outside of work, I love biking and walking throughout the city.
What’s your advice for holistic living?
My one piece of advice for holistic evening is checking in with yourself and setting realistic goals. I used to try and set these difficult goals for myself only to let myself down. Today, I check in with myself and see what I need, sometimes it's a bath, sometimes it's a yoga class or a walk outside.
When you think about working on Woodlot, what gets you most excited?
We have been chatting about adding products to our collection and that can be both exciting and overwhelming. We are taking our time to see what products our consumers connect with and what we can continue to add that is useful and beautiful.
Thanks for sharing, Sonia! To celebrate this launch and give you a chance to try the gorgeous line, we're offering a special FREE gift with your purchase of more than $30 of Woodlot: a sachet of the line's Mineral Bath Soak! To redeem, add your Woodlot products to your cart and then leave us a LOVE NOTE at checkout that reads "Pass the mineral salts!" and we'll add the free gift to your order.